The author of this blog submission, Debbie Glade of Smart Poodle Publishing, is the Geography Awareness Editor for Wandering Educators. The original version of this blog can be found by following this link. I’ve always wondered what it would be like to plan a vacation around touring some of American finest factories and manufacturing museums. What a fantastic family adventure it would be! Discovering where … Continue reading Factory-Bound: 15 Great Family Vacations
All over the United States, we celebrate Independence Day with fireworks, food, parades, and flags, all supplemented by local trends and traditions. In New York, fireworks will explode over the East River. In Washington, we’ll get a free concert on a Capitol Fourth. In Santa Fe, where I’m from, we’ll take over the town Plaza to eat pancakes. But what about Americans living overseas? For … Continue reading July 4th Around the World
In the United States, we pay homage to some of our greatest men and women by recognizing their professional lives. From Presidents’ Day to Veterans’ Day to Labor Day, all of us enjoy holidays in celebration of the hard work we put into our livelihoods for over 50 weeks each year. As the United States honors its fallen soldiers during next week’s Memorial Day observances, … Continue reading Weekly Warm-Up: Brazil Celebrates the ‘Day of the Geographer’
Bringing thousands of students and citizens together with hundreds of scientists to explore a gorgeous national park is one awesome way to go about a BioBlitz. But it’s not the only way! The purpose of organizing a BioBlitz is to document every bit of life within a set parameter in order to understand that location’s biodiversity. This might include observing the magnificent redwoods of Muir Woods—and the … Continue reading Weekly Warm-Up: Get Ready for BioBlitz!
The Czech Republic is rebranding itself as Czechia. What’s in a name? “Proposals for a one-word English name have been floating around since the Czech Republic was established over two decades ago, following the dissolution of Czechoslovakia. The BBC notes that a shorter name would ‘make it easier for companies and sports teams to use it on products and clothing.’” But would Czechia (pronounced CHEK-ee-uh) … Continue reading Weekly Warm-Up: Why it Matters that Chechnya is Not the Czech Republic